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Dodo eye-test by DonnKinney Dodo eye-test by DonnKinney
Quick dodo eye test, As some of you know in my “ever shrinking” spare time Ive been working on a dodo recreation, (more info in below pic link) I very rarely post my non-doll sculpting work so i thought it would be fun to share something a little different..  I cast the face in a slightly translucent light blue-grey resin, as dodos (at least from what little evidence is left) had bluish grey faces, with a few vivid blue highlights and some dark grey/grey green to black areas around the eyes and on the skin of the lower beak. Still needs to be painted of course, attached to the body then feathered.. the eyes are from an eye maker in Malta who specializes in birds.. The skull in the background is a museum cast of the dodo specimen in the royal Ontario museum. I used the cast as a base for sculpting my final.

Original clay sculpt below
Dodo sculpt by DonnKinney
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ladyiolanthe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
The eye really brings it to life!  Looking good.  If dolls didn't take up so much of your time, you could probably go into model-making for museums!  :)
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it when a piece is far enough along to actually put the eyes in,.. the eyes make all the difference :-)  Would love to do model work for museums but of course the dolls keep me working 24/7 ,maybe if I ever retire from doll making,..hmmmm :D
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briescha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yay! Progress!
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
 maybe ill get it done by laaaate spring ;-) haha
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briescha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Late spring is the deadline of champions! I may be have my first BJDs molded by then. Opening my own tattoo and piercing studio has tapped my time this year, though! Not that I'm complaining about business being good. ;)
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ransomax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Looking great! thanks for sharing
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot :-)
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abohemianbazaar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wicked!
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you :D
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent -- love to see wip sculpts.  The eyes bring it to life.
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you.. I always love it when i get to the stage of adding the eyes, eyes really do bring a piece to life :-).... BTW, your work is absolutely amazing!!
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
yay for the dodo!
glad to see this is developing, he is looking beautiful, please please please share your non bjd adventures with us too

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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you like the progress, from now on I wont feel soo awkward adding my non doll work to my gallery :D
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Please do! its nice to see what a well rounded artist you are.
You have great skills and I know I love seeing how you are treating all the texture on your dodo.

who knows I might be able to learn these some of these skills by proxy :P
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